Sunday, 21 December 2014

African Violets and Kalanchoe

Five (or six?) different colours of African violets were too difficult to resist. I cut the outer leaves with a sharp blade and planted them in fresh potting mix. Hopefully it will sprout new shoots soon.

Also the peach Kalanchoe was too pretty. I have some red Kalanchoe in my balcony but there isn't enough sun to see it bloom. Maybe it will do well with mom.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Cedele's Lemon Meringue

I noticed the Lemon Meringue in the display case as I walked by one visit. The next time I visited, I had to try one. This is from Cedele. It looked like a piece of art.

Verdict - as learnt from Masterchef Australia, balance of flavours is important. 

For me, it was way too sweet and not enough sour lemon curd. I would improve it by adding more lemon curd and less sugar in the soft cream and meringue. But, it was oh . . .  so beautiful!!

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Floral Bouquet Doily WIP 5

Just started the final round on this doily.
It has been a long time as I have not had much time or interest for tatting this past week. Must be the holidays.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

New Online Venture

I received these sample totebags from a friend 
who is starting a new online shop.
Just helping to spread the word.

At the moment there is a lucky draw. 

Closing date is 21 Dec 2014.
If you have a facebook or instagram account, please join the draw. 

For more information

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Edged Clover Hankie

The colours are not turning up well in this photo. I finished the edging and attached it to this clover handkerchief. This is for a friend. Details of the pattern and the thread used are posted here.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Red Velvet Cake

Just one slice to counter my sweet tooth.
This is from the Soup Spoon Union in Raffles City.
I love the carrot cake too.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Conifer Outline - X'mas Tree?

Three corners completed. One more to go.
Where is it going?
You will see soon.
It's 12 days to Christmas.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Next Building

Right next to La Salle College of the Arts is the Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church. Read more about it here. This is quite a contrast next to that black modern building. The red bricks of this church is quite distinctive.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

White Organza Bag Winner

While I used the Random Number Generator to pick the winning number, I was wondering if #1 would be drawn again but no. The winning number is #4, and it goes to Margaret. I will put it in the post tommorrow.

Thank you all for participating. This is the last giveaway for 2014. I hope you had fun.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Tea Break

It was a Saturday afternoon and although most people were enjoying their weekend, these two men were enjoying their tea break.

We were at Sim Lim Square shopping and while walking to the car, I took this photo. The building is La Salle College of the Arts. There were also some students rehearsing by the corridors.